Perdue Wants Another Televised Debate With Moore

Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue says she wants another chance to debate State Treasurer Richard Moore in the final weeks before their Democratic primary for governor.

Moore said Monday he's be happy to oblige.

Perdue's campaign said late Sunday that she has asked the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters to host a televised debate between her and Moore. It's a turnaround for Perdue, who for weeks has declined to seek other debates in which she and Moore shared the same stage.

Just last Thursday, Perdue was a no-show at a debate in Greenville, sponsored by WITN and Inner Banks Media.

Perdue now says she wants an additional debate so she can respond to what she called "sleazy personal attacks" in Moore's latest ad.

In an interview Monday with The Associated Press, Moore said he looks forward to debating. The two candidates are scheduled participate in an online forum Monday night.


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  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Apr 1, 2008 at 02:51 AM
    Who will pay for it? .... like the Dem primaries in FL and MI. You blew it Bev! The Dem party is always coming up short on the question of who will pay for all the "new" programs and promises!
  • by taxpayer Location: NC on Mar 31, 2008 at 06:48 PM
    what did perdue and easley do with the 4 BILLION dollar surplus last year ??? let me hear the " lie de jour" either of you two related to the clintons ??
  • by Bob Location: Winterville on Mar 31, 2008 at 06:04 PM
    So, NOW Ms. Perdue wants a debate?! Two months ago, I would hav voted for her. Now, I most assuredly will not vote for her after she skipped the debate in Greenville last week. Her Democratic opponent pulls within a percentage point in the polls, and NOW Bev wants a debate?!Too late is right. She is now seeming waffling at best and perhaps disingenuous. When she was 15 points up in the polls, she would not come here, debate and address the issues here in the East, her home territory.That was a political decision likely upon advice from her political handlers. I have a political decision as well- changing my mind and not voting for her.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane,NC on Mar 31, 2008 at 05:59 PM
    Guess I'll have to vote republican, rather than "NC's Omama-Clinton" thing.
  • by Ken Location: Greenville on Mar 31, 2008 at 03:50 PM
    Perdue has changed her tune huh? I think Carol King put it best when she said, "It's too late, baby It's too late." You lost my vote lady!
  • by Sharon Location: NC on Mar 31, 2008 at 03:35 PM
    Well it's nice to see that Perdue has decided to allow us to hear from her on subjects that pertain to our future. Funny she doesn't want to debate any Republicans. I'm set on Pat McCrory after watching that last debate!
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